Hance Clarke, MD, PhD, FRCPC

Director of Pain Services and Clinical Researcher, Toronto General Hospital Research Institute at UHN

Dr. Clarke is the Director of Pain Services and the Medical Director of the Pain Research Unit at the Toronto General Hospital. He is appointed to the Institute of Medical Sciences at the University of Toronto and is a graduate of the Royal College Clinician Scientist Program. His research interests include identifying novel acute pain treatments following major surgery, identifying the factors involved in the transition of acute postsurgical pain to chronic pain, studying the genetics of acute and chronic pain after surgery, and identifying risk factors associated with continued opioid use and poor health-related quality of life after major surgery. In 2016, Dr. Clarke was given a career award by the Canadian Pain Society for his novel Transitional Pain Program.